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The Present Tense Chords

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major thanks to warrenmusic(youtube), he did all the work i just add the lyrics...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmbg3Z0x6jQ&feature=channel_page#movie_player (Thom Yorke)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arp2Jh_XupY (warrenmusic)

Thom Yorke - The Present Tense

Gm 	- x 10 x 0 11 x
Cm 	- 8 x x 8 x x
Cm5 	- 8 x x 0 8 x
Eb 	- x 6 x x 8 x
Dm 	- x 5 x x 6 x
G/B 	- 7 x x 0 8 x
G7/B 	- 7 x x 0 6 x
Dmsus4 	- x 5 x x 8 x
F2 	- x 8 x x 8 x
F 	- x 8 x x 6 x
Gm(low)	- 3 x 0 3 x x
F (low)	- 1 3 x 2 x x
F(high)	- x 8 x x 10 x
Bb 	- 6 8 x 7 x x (and sometimes barred 6 8 8 7 6 6)
Ebmaj7 	- x 6 8 7 8 x
C 	- 8 10 x 9 x x and in last Chorus, x 3 5 x 5 x
D/F# 	- 14 x 12 14 x x
G/B* 	- 7 x 0 7 x x
Ab 	- 4 6 x 5 x x, higher quick one is x 11 13 x 13 x
Fm 	- x 8 10 x 9 x

Gm   Cm Cm5 Gm   Cm Cm5	
This dance, this dance
Eb       Dm	 Eb       Dm
Is like a weapon, like a weapon
Gm      Cm  Cm5  Gm      Cm  Cm5
Of self defense, of self defense
Eb         Dm       Eb          G/B G7/B
Against the present, against the present
Eb       Dm
"Present Tense"

Gm	    Cm Cm5  Gm       Cm  Cm5
I won't get heavy, don't get heavy
Eb    Dmsus4 Dm   Eb      G/B G/B7
Keep it light and, keep it moving
Eb  Dmsus4 Dm  Eb  F2 F
I am doing  ,   no harm 

Gm    Cm Cm5  Gm   Cm  Cm5    Eb
As my world   comes crashing down
     Dm      Eb        G/B G/B7
I am dancing, freaking out
Eb        F2   F     Gm(low)
Deaf, dumb, and blind

F(low), Bb, Ebmaj7, C
Gm(high), F(high)

           Bb             Ebmaj7 C
In you I'm lost, in you I'm lost

Gm              Cm
I won't turn round while the penny drops
D/F#            G/B*
I won't stop now, I won't slack off
Bb          Ebmaj7          Ab
Or all this love will be in vain,
Fm  Bb Ab  Gm 
Ooooh 
Gm         Cm            D/F#
Stop from falling down a mine
             G/B*          Bb
It's no ones business but mine
            Ebmaj7          Ab
Or all this love will be in vain
Fm    Bb
Ooohhhh

Gm(low),F(low)

           Bb               Ebmaj7   C
In you I'm lost, in you I'm lost

Gm(high),F(high)

Bb               Ebmaj7   C         Gm(high)
In you I'm lost, in you I'm lost
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maksimzhilyakov 11 wrote on May 10 2016, 05:30 pm

thank you, a great song and quite accurate tab)))

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jordan.cordi 11 wrote on July 2 2016, 11:46 pm, edited at 11:49 pm

The first line is... "Distance... Distance". Meaning that distance is the weapon against the present tense. Not "this dance".

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ArcticZunty 14 wrote on July 18 2016, 10:21 am

According to the official postcard lyrics for ASMP, it's "This Dance" not "Distance"

Source: http://65.media.tumblr.com/ac9beb30ff60529bfa980c322c53bd5e/tumblr_o7ksytobmi1rrjsn7o5_1280.jpg

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